Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Babies update - ultrasound

We had an ultrasound yesterday. Dr. G sends his tech from his office to the hospital with the portable ultrasound machine. The babies are getting so big that you really can't see any cute pictures from the ultrasound - she gets the parts she needs to measure and not much else.

Our last ultrasound was at 25 weeks and 3 days, I believe, and yesterday was 28 weeks and 3 days. Last time Sofia measured 1lb 10oz and yesterday she was 2lb 9oz. Olivia measured 1lb 12oz the last time and yesterday she was measuring 2lb 7oz. She said the way Sofia was laying made her head measurement just slightly larger which was skewing the overall estimated weight so she's probably closer to 2lb 7oz. Sofia's belly is still slightly skinny but she's continued to grow proportionately from the last ultrasound and the doctor isn't concerned. Twins are always fighting for nutrition but as long as she continues to grow at the same pace, she's fine. The fluid around both babies as well as the activity through the umbilical cords looked great as well.

Sofia continues to be head down and very low and her body is wrapping around to my left with her legs bending near the top and her feet poking up towards my diaphragm (she looks like she's sitting in a chair). I've realized the knot I often feel, that I know isn't a contraction, is Sofia pushing off her feet and poking her rear end out. Olivia has turned back to being head up and she was curled in a ball with Sofia wrapped around her. They're both big enough that I'm starting to feel all their movements - not just when they kick or punch, but when they're rolling over or turning. It's an odd feeling and they seem to be finding all my internal organs - haha.

Dr. G told me yesterday he feels like we can get at least another couple of weeks out of the pregnancy and we'll continue to hope for more.

Here are a couple of pictures of D, mom, dad and Robin enduring the mag wash - haha! The next day my dad showed up in his hooded fleece (zipped up and hood on, of course) and his fleece gloves. Hey.....whatever works!

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